Tag Archives: T-SQL

ORIGINAL_LOGIN() and SUSER_SNAME() functions

ORIGINAL_LOGIN() function returns the name of the original login that connected to the instance of SQL Server and is used to identify original login in all sessions. Even though you will do the security context switch it will return the original login name.

SUSER_SNAME returns the name of user in the current security context.

--connect SQL Using LoginDEMO account
SELECT ORIGINAL_LOGIN() Original_Login_func, SUSER_SNAME() Suser_Name_Login_Func

--Executing query using LoginTest account
execute as login = 'LoginTest'
SELECT ORIGINAL_LOGIN() Original_Login_func, SUSER_SNAME() Suser_Name_Login_Func
revert

--Again executing query be reverting the change
SELECT ORIGINAL_LOGIN() Original_Login_func, SUSER_SNAME() Suser_Name_Login_Func

Check below output image for more information. I connected SQL Server using LoginDemo account.
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Script to get the database backup history

For the point time recovery or in case of failure it is essential that you should have the backup history of the database. You can execute the below query against the database to get the backup history.

SELECT  
   CONVERT(CHAR(100), SERVERPROPERTY('Servername')) AS Server, 
   msdb.dbo.backupset.database_name,  
   msdb.dbo.backupset.backup_start_date,  
   msdb.dbo.backupset.backup_finish_date, 
   msdb.dbo.backupset.expiration_date, 
   CASE msdb..backupset.type  
       WHEN 'D' THEN 'Database'  
       WHEN 'L' THEN 'Log'  
   END AS backup_type,  
   msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily.logical_device_name,  
   msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily.physical_device_name,   
   msdb.dbo.backupset.name AS backupset_name, 
   msdb.dbo.backupset.description 
FROM   msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily  
   INNER JOIN msdb.dbo.backupset ON msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily.media_set_id = msdb.dbo.backupset.media_set_id 
WHERE 
(CONVERT(datetime, msdb.dbo.backupset.backup_start_date, 102) >= '2013-01-08 00:04:49.000')  and (CONVERT(datetime, msdb.dbo.backupset.backup_start_date, 102) <= '2013-01-08 23:59:59')  
and  msdb.dbo.backupset.database_name = 'Mention the database name'
ORDER BY  
   msdb.dbo.backupset.backup_finish_date desc

Script to get the SQL Agent Properties

You can use the sp_get_sqlagent_properties undocumented stored procedure to retrieve the SQL Agent properties of a SQL Instance. It is available in SQL Server MSDB database. This procedure only works if the SQL Agetn Service is started.

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